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First time in Lakeshore Village and Long Branch; the streets here are numbered! Now approaching 22nd Street. Theres a lot more yuppies out here than I’d expected. I’m no longer used to feeling this unfamiliar with places in Toronto; this feels strange. Update: Heading back now.
And there was a big scrap. A girl was thrown to the ground, followed by a pretty brutal fist fight between a bunch of guys. Everyone just stood around and watched while I called the cops. They came in 4 minutes. Now theres five cop cars parked where my bus should’ve been 20 minutes ago.
30 minute bus waits at Downsview station are just the best.
20 minute pit stops at the Wilson subway yard are just the best.
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Hume: Rob Ford’s Toronto can’t keep up -... →
As we’re now beginning to understand, it’s not LRTs that must be removed from streets like Eglinton, but cars and trucks. And if not removed, reduced in numbers. The current arterial imbalance discriminates, often with deadly results, against pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and the city itself. After decades of such thinking, change won’t come easily. A pseudo-science such as traffic...
Mayor Rob Ford had no authority to cancel Transit... →
boardface replied to your photo: The waterfront has a ferocious sort of beauty in… what the hell is that?! I’m assuming you’re talking about the yellow thing. That is a Jamaican patty. This one has beef in it, but you can also get chicken or veggie. They’re quite common in Toronto, particularly in subway stations, news stands, variety stores, and certain doughnut/coffee...
Now we’re all enjoying a scenic tour of the Wilson subway yard. Sans the tour. We’re neither moving or being spoken to. Actually most people are asleep. At least the buzzing stopped.
That low pitch buzzing noise the old subways trains make when they’re floating ahead at 2km/h between Eglinton West and Downsview because they can’t turn around and go out of service fast enough at Downsview Station, thus identifying the passengers of said buzzing train as the entranced and hypnotized drifters of the Allen Expressway.
Christopher Hume on Eglinton LRT Plan (via thestar.com)
TTC head Karen Stintz favours surface LRT on... →
I opened my bedroom door this morning and from one of the cats in the hallway came a forceful fart… and I obviously had to come blog about it because lets be honest, farting cats is the only good reason I tumble. I didn’t even think it was anatomically possible for cats to pass gas that loudly. Also worth noting: their farts are absolutely deaaaatthly. You never, ever want to be...
We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all...– Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via sunrec)
On the new TTC trains:
So, the other day I caught the new subway train as I was heading home. When the train pulled into Glencairn Station, the train made the normal “ding” sound that they always make when the doors open… only they didn’t open. My first though was that delay with the doors seems pretty common with the new trains. Everyone just waited patiently for them to open. so, passengers...
thehourirrevocable replied to your video: Hello everyone. Tonight I share with you this… I would have no problem with this becoming a cat blog. :D Pshhhh, are you saying my current posts are boring and unsatisfactory, and that a blog dedicated to cats would be far more interesting? More importantly, does everyone think this!?
Hello everyone. Tonight I share with you this lovely video of Kya rolling around and basking in my sweet affection. The video is short and doesn’t fully illustrate all her magical kitty abilities. A little bit about Kya: she will always be my number one baby. Whenever I get home she greets me at the door, says hello, and purrs as I pick her up to give her a kiss. She licks my face, hardly...
We want to make it very clear that in our government’s view, these marriages...– Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, speaking today in Toronto makes it clear in no uncertain terms that the Government of Canada will take steps to unilaterally determine within Canada both the formal validity and essential validity of same-sex marriages...
Mmm, home with a hot cup a tea and cats. And it snowed, perfect. Relaxation til 4.
Oh how timely, my 10 minute bus route from my house to Downsview station took 45 minutes this morning (not including the 20 minute wait). It is 9:10, my class starts at 9, and I’m still at Wilson station.
TTC investigating driver accused of eating... →
Why are stories like this even newsworthy? And why is this city so obsessed with cracking down on TTC employees, rather than those who actually deserve ridicule, i.e., our elected officials and those in charge of the TTC. It’s as if people who can’t get to work on time are channelling their frustrations against drivers, who can’t circulate their routes on time for the same...
So, over the next few days or so I’ll be posting some photos I took while in New York City. Those of you who follow thisriver will probably notice a resemblance between our often similar touristy hipsteresque photos. Enjoy.
Just so ya know. I’ll probably change it in a week or so.
I went skating with Dylan tonight down by the waterfront. Lots of fun! Here’s a short (and somewhat terrible) POV-video I took. So, this is why winter is absolutely not terrible, and also why skating should always remain public (read: accessible) to everyone. It’s just a really simple and effective way to liven up a city during the long, cold winter months. But seriously, I should...
Oh, and I’m back from New York City. What city is this again?